20 Haunting Images From Chernobyl 33 Years Later

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1. The Beginning

Routine testing of April 25, 1986, at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, went horribly wrong. This accident lead to almost the worst case scenario ever seen in Europe after Black Death.

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A fatal failure of the No. 4 nuclear reactor resulted in a massive explosion, that lead to a gigantic release of radioactive fission products into the air.

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